Only the washing machine is not enough: tanks are essential in laundries and service areas. With them it is possible not only to carry out small washes but also to clean shoes and other objects. Know the models of tanks for sale.
Unlike the sink, which basically consists of a tank and taps, the tank wash clothes has a well curved inclined surface to rub the pieces by hand.
This feature is also used to wash items that are not commonly placed in the washing machine, such as floor cloths and canvas shoes.
The market offers some options that vary depending on the type of installation and material. See below.
Tank Washing Models
The space available for the tank installation will define the ideal tank model for you in terms of fixing.
The models of fixing to the wall are quite common and may or may not have a support column. That is, it can consist only of the tub attached to the wall or rely on one foot.
In the first case, it is possible to install a cabinet under the tank to store laundry and cleaning products. They are usually made of crockery.
Overlapping tanks (also known as built-in tanks) are fitted into an already existing workbench and its edge is evident over it.
There are also tanks that already come next to a bench, forming a single piece. They are usually found in stainless steel or porcelain.
Both built-in and one-piece tanks are better integrated with the environment. In addition, and just like the ones you attach to the wall, they allow the installation of cabinets under them, to store objects and hide the plumbing.
The tanks can also be single or double, with two tanks next to each other.
Washing Tanks: Materials
Dishwasher with bottom cabinet
Crockery or ceramic tanks are the most traditional and can be found in either dock or dock versions. However, although they are strong, care must be taken not to trip.
They are found with capacities of 18 to 35 liters.
Stainless steel tanks can be high gloss or brushed. Both versions are much sought after by decorators, as they have a modern and bold look. They can be fastening, fitting or even in one piece with the bench.
The one-piece and one-piece models, however, must have support columns.
They are lightweight, very durable, do not rust or crack. However it is important that they are washed only with water, soap or neutral detergent. To prevent water stains, always dry it.
Avoid contact with acid or abrasive products, and with steel wool sponges.
Marble tanks, synthetic granite or even concrete are usually much heavier, but are quite sturdy and play the role of platform in washing clothes and other activities.
It is important that they are perfectly attached to the walls and have a support base in stone or masonry: in addition to their original weight, they also fill with water, which adds extra pounds.
Finally, plastic tanks are the most economical and lightweight. They are not as attractive as the others and are at risk of cracking, but more elaborate models are protected against UV rays.
Fastening models do not require support columns. However, sometimes they can be found already embedded in lower cabinets, including in double vats model. So you take the whole piece.
Electric Laundry Tank: Tanquinho
We can not forget that there is the famous washing machine. It is electric, but it is not automated: it is necessary, for example, to fill it manually or semi-automatically, as well as when emptying it.
It is indicated for washes with smaller amount of clothes and for pieces more delicate and not so dirty thus.
It is worth remembering that it does not have functions like those of the washing machine. The clothes come out well wet, having to twist them well and hang them in well ventilated areas and, preferably, exposed to the sun.